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on earth. thank you, god bless you and god bless theses united states. god bless you is good but a caught that caught my ear. when he said. the road may be longer. now let me think about that. four years ago we started on the same road. four years later, the road is longer? how deco does a road get longer if you are traveling on it four years already. does that mean we have gone back wards and we will try again to catch up. maybe that would tell us what we need to know in november if we are further behind as we started on the road just a thought from my part. >> all week long democrats are asked to decide if americans were better off than they were four years ago. >> president obama took office and the economy was in free fall and shrunk nine full percent of the gdp and losing 750,000 jobs a month. are we doing better than that today? the worry is yes. >> that is a big surprise. i am glad he revealed that to us. 23 million americans out of work and 365,000 out of the work force i guess a lot of us are not seeing it all stack up that we are doing better. gas is twice as high as four years
mohammed as blas fa mouse. we don't know if this person is base based in the united states and that's to whom the video is attributed as why the attacks were made on american properties abroad. we don't know if there were more complex reasons. this is not the first time that perceived criticism of islam has been reacted to violently in the muslim world. a florida pastor promoted what he was calling "burn a koran day." that spurred days of protests in afghanistan killing nine people there. in 2005 it was cartoons depi depicting the prophet mohammed. and u.s. service members accidentally burned copies of the koran in order to dispose of them. it sparked riots throughout afghanistan killing 30 people overall. but again, breaking news at this hour. a day of violent protests in libya and egypt. the american consulate and the american embassy in egypt. and reports still unconfirmed at this time that one american may have been killed at that consulate attack. this is an evolving story. we're still trying to get confirmation, but we'll update you as we learn more. that's tonight's breaking
. thank you, god bless you, god bless these united states. >> well, making it up a little bit. god bless you and god bless the united states. there was a part of that that really caught my ear and it's when he said the road ahead may be longer. now, let me think about that a minute. four years ago, we started on this same road. four years later, the road is longer? how does a road get longer if you've been travelling on it for four years already. does that mean we've actually gone backwards p and start all over again to try to catch up? maybe that would tell us all we need to know about how to vote in november, if we're actually further behind than we were when we started off the road. just a thought for my part. [applause]. all week long democrats are asked whether americans with better off than they were four years ago. president barack obama took office, the economy was 9 full percent of gdp. we were losing 750,000 jobs, are we doing better than at that today? the answer is yes. >> that's a big surprise to most americans. i'm glad he revealed that to us, with 23 million american out o
in the united states but insufficient overseas. everyone continues to worry that another recession may very easily be around the corner given the slow down we're seeing. china has slowed down. brazil has slowed down. the big bric countries are not growing as rapidly. corporations are shepherding that cash. not willing to make full time commitments. the fed may try the stimulate next week, european central bank made a big announcement yesterday. this may help to turn things around. >> ron, always great to see you. breaking the unemployment rate down by race. african-american unemployment stands at 14.1%. unchanged from last month, down a year ago when it was in the 16% range. hispanic unemployment at 10% down by 1.1% from a year ago and .1% from last month. back to the campaign trail. they are off to new hampshire and iowa. that's today. we give you a look at the home stretch strategy important the president and vice president. most emotional moment at the convention, hands down, did you see it, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. talk to us. tell us what your favorite moment was from t
of innocence, a loss of beliefing that it cobe anything but an attack on the united states and a realization as a nation we would never really be the same again after this moment. and also, that, we would most likely soon be at war in one way or another. and all of that in these moments, 11 years ago began to sink in. you look at that beautiful reflecting pool that marks that spot at ground zero. all of it opened last year. bill and i were down there and watched as those ceremonies took place. it is a striking, striking memorial. i have to say this morning on my way into the city it was dark and the red, white and blue on the tower of world trade center 1 was overwhelming to me. it was so moving. and it is not yet finished which some people are not too happy about but, boy, it is quite a sight on the skyline of new york city now. bill: if you have been to the memorial site or maybe have plans to come in the coming year or years to come, those pools sit within the footprints where the twin towers once stood, north and south tower. those reflecting pools that come in and out of your camera vie
is that he's running for president of the united states. he's not running for president of one half of the united states or president of the republican party. and as barack obama said so brilliantly in his speech at the convention, you know, we're a community and we need to all work together to a common goal. and you know, to divide the country and say this half is this half is just wrong. second, his facts are wrong. that 47%, those people are paying taxes. many of them are paying a higher tax rate than mitt romney is because they're paying their payroll taxes at 14%. and third, all politicians should understand, when you're running for president or any other office, you can't talk out of both sides of your mouth. you can't go to a fund-raiser and say one thing and then go on tv and say another thing. you need to speak consistently about what you're for. and it just goes to show the choice we have in this election is so stark, and mitt romney has laid it out so clearly that i think democrats, rightfully this morning, and people in the country, rightfully this morning, see what they
, there is not a liberal america or a conservative america, but a united states of america. >> reporter: he has made a sport of outspeaking the adversary. >> john mccain says that he would like to follow osama bin laden to the gates of hell, but he won't follow him to the gates where he lives. >> reporter: and yet he faces the biggest challenge tonight, can barack obama top barack obama? >> the expectations game tonight works against the president. it is a speech that will be compared to the '08 speech. >> reporter: obama comes from a long line of presidential party candidates who faced similar challenges. recall bill clinton's snoozer of a speech. >> in closing -- [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: became history when it was replaced by the 1992 rousing speech. >> i have news for those defenders of greed and the status quo, your time has come and gone. >> reporter: it is up to obama to live up to clinton's second successful convention speech. >> tonight, let us resolve to build that bridge to the 21st century to meet our challenges and protect our values. >> the president has to make a case for h
working worldwide are working in the united states. we're producing more, we're using less. that's a path to energy independence, and i like that. jenna: so it's interesting that you're a democrat and you're governor of montana because i went back and lookedded at some of the voting records in your state, and if you look at the way your state has voted in the presidential lengths, it's voted mainly republican going back to the clintons, right now it looks like your state leaning towards mitt romney. why are you supporting the president? what is it about the president that continues to get your support when the people that you represent may not be as convinced? >> oh, gosh, i think it's been since lbj since a democrat got to 50% in montana, so that's not unusual. but this president was, inherited one of the worst economies in the history of this country. 29 consecutive months of increasing private sector jobs. by the way, all over this country we've been decreasing public sector jobs. in montana public sector jobs are down by 4.2%, and we're at 6.5% unemployment. so we've created 4.5 milli
these guys want to impose a european tax solution on the united states. it doesn't work. neil: there must be a middle ground. >> you have to get out of the recession first. neil: governor dukakis, thank you so much. the governor and i were getting into some of the particulars are mess. the fact of the matter is that as the governor pointed out, it will be able of what you want the governments role to be on spending. now, democrats at this convention are the same, do we want to resort to the policies that got us into this mess, or do we want to continue the policy that many of them argue is just going to continue. that is the point will be taken up later this evening with martin o'malley, who is among those saying that we have to get a handle on how much we are really committed to looking at this for your thing and whether it is something that we are not addressing right now. in other words, democrats are divided as to whether they can make it an easy characterization that you're you are better off than you were four years ago. a lot of times they frame this a different way by saying that
viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> didn't take president obama long to get back on the campaign trail. hoafeavi the fired up convention cwd in charlotte, he began a campaign swing in new but president obams bringing some extr baggage with him, ew job numbers that show the labor marke swing down sharply. thec adding just 96,0 jobs in augu. down from revised 4000 in from 8.3% to 8., but that's because ndreds of thousands of americans stopped looki for work. re's cnn's white house correspondent dan lothia >>rst lady an thebidens, president obama tried to build a momentum from the democratic national onvention. at his first stop here in portsmouth, the president made his pitch to the middle class. but also confronted the reality of a still struggling economy. even before he began drawing a contrast between his policies and the ideas of his republican opponents, president obama admitted there was no better person to make his case than former president bill clinton. >> somebody e-mailed me after his speech and said you
public investments. our good schools, our universities. medicare, security. and that in the united states when those two have met, when individual initiative has met with a common sacrifice and investment by the nation, that's what's created upward mobility. and the ability to reach the american dream in our society that makes america unique. and i put before the nation the clear choice that we have in this election between a leader in barack obama who will -- who has been doing that, making those investments and will in the future and another leader who would scale back from those investments and therefore i think hinder america's ability to be the land of opportunity going forward for everyone. >> where did you come up with that line of the night? i think it was the best line so far in this convention where you said mitt romney said just ask your old man for money when you want to start a business. you said why didn't i think of that? where did you come up with that great sarcasm? >> what i wanted to do was be optimistic but point out the differences. as the first lady pointed out very
and speaking on behalf of the president of the united states. we'll hear from john kerry around 9:00. a lot of people saying he could be the next secretary of state of the united states. then, of course, vice president joe biden. always interesting, krystal, introducing the president. >> certainly. and luke, speaking of joe biden, he is no bill clinton, but they do have a similar style in a way. they both sort of prefer ad libbing to the teleprompter. john heilman said, in a business full of blow dried atom tons, he, biden, is a vivid, authentic human being. i was wondering, what do you think we can expect from joe biden tonight? >> interestingly enough, the fact joe biden is speaking in the 9:00 p.m. hour is fascinating. usually vice presidents get their own primetime address. the obama campaign saw fit to put him in the 9:00 p.m. what's his best strength for president obama? it's connecting to white, working class voters. you often hear the story from joe biden. just a kid from scranton, p.a., trying to make it in the tough, tough world. that's the message he'll resonate on the president'
that as a man accepts his party's nomination for president of the united states, to be our commander in chief, he didn't even mention the war we were fighting, which will be our longest war, not to mention he didn't mention anything about veterans and our sacred obligation to them. i find it stunning. i find his comments in the aftermath of that stunning. his response to bill crystal's criticism and fox news' criticism of him, it's remarkable. what i have been talking about, martin, is what an exceptional president and commander in chief president obama has been. he's done exactly what he said he was going to do by ending a war in iraq, setting us on a path to hand over authority in afghanistan by 2014. making sure that we refocused our efforts on going after al qaeda in afghanistan and pakistan, decimating al qaeda. you saw the news yesterday what happened in yemen. proving the mission to eliminate osama bin laden from the face of this earth, and also and importantly, this is something i'm not sure romney and ryan understand, honoring the commitment we have to our veterans when they return.
's exotic, grew up outside of the united states and yes, by the way, he is black. but this is -- this goes beyond that, because it really is -- i just think there's an edge to this one that we haven't seen. >> dana, you were just saying, that given all the attacks during the convention, the republican convention next week, it's not been of any great benefit to mitt romney. today we learn that the romney and ryan campaign are running robo calls and guess what's in the robo call, the president wants to raid medicare for $716 million and he's going to tax wheelchairs and pacemakers. i mean, if it failed during their convention, why do they keep doing this? >> and i expect next they'll come back again with that jamesville gm plant which has been discredited and that whole line about the simpson-bowles that paul ryan trotted out last week. so, you know, that doesn't seem to be working. you know, when you take something like the jamesville case that's flat wrong, that's one thing. gene does make an important case that welfare argument is more pernicious because it seems designed to divide people
. they went after these militia extremists which are al qaeda-affiliated themselves. the united states is more popular in libya than any country in the arab world, but they need help. after it was over, did we give them the assistance they needed? no. their borders are porous. al qaeda is coming in. they don't have a strong government. they have a people that like the united states of america. in afghanistan we are having americans killed by "insiders." >> the troops that we're training. >> yeah. >> forces we are training in uniform. they just inflicted the greatest damage on kandahar since the tet offensive. they blew up irreplaceable aircraft, and it's because the president has consistently overruled the recommendations of his military advisors. the chickens are coming home to roost, and the president won't even talk about it. >> let me ask you two quick questions. one of them i just want to say cnn did not put out the ambassador's diary. we did a report off of it. i want to make that clear to our viewers. >> by the way, i don't have a problem with that. the reason why the administration obj
tax rate. the united states have highest corporate tax rate in the industrialized world making us less competitive. we need to bring down the corporate tax rate to attract investors and different corporations as well. we have to simplify the corporate tax code. a lot of extra provisions that can be reduced to simplify and make corporate taxes and individual taxes easier. reducing the rate and simplifying the deductions is the key winning formula. dennis: as soon as we hear reduce the rate that will make some americans feel they are favoring corporations. do you guys want overall corporate tax revenue to go up to help balance the budget? >> corporations have a role to play in the economy and they should play commensurate with their earnings like everybody should pay in terms of how we are structured. in terms of lowering the corporate tax rate increases jobs and that helps americans. by lowering the corporate tax rate you help the economy and individual americans and that is the key to getting the economy started again. dennis: overall should there be an alternative minimum tax so every
the president of the united states needs mr. clinton to help him with that narrow sliver of undecided voters, especially women ages 30 to 50 who grew up with bill clinton as sort of their teenage or childhood president. that's important. the second thing is is that bill clinton and hillary clinton need barack obama. they need him to perform strongly and to do well, because if barack obama loses and loses on the scale of a carter, that is very bad for the democratic brand for years to come and that is not helpful to a, perhaps, nominee or presidential candidate hillary clinton. so on many levels, this is -- they are living vicariously off each other and through each other, and as i said to a buddy of mine back stage a minute ago, clearly they are carrying each other's bags now and that's probably not a bad thing for today's politics. >> one of the interesting tidbits in this new yorker story looks at the -- pardon me. one of the interesting tidbits, sorry, i was hearing something in my ear there. one of the interesting tidbits looks at clinton's strategic advice to barack obama. look, you att
promise he'd made to the american people. >> madam speaker, the president of the united states. >> obama decided this was an issue he needed to take on early in his presidency or forfeit it entirely. >> chris, picking up your co commentary there, how much of this fight is still about the president's decision on health care reform? >> well, i think the republicans think it's a bad thing. even though it's something that american presidents have really argued for since the days of teddy roosevelt. certainly all progressives, all of them including harry truman and kennedy and johnsens and going back to both roosevelts. it's something that's always been on the progressive agenda and never been realized. of course conservatives are opposed to it. they were opposed to social security and medicare and medicaid and unemployment composition and child labor laws and minimum wage. i was just reading this book about the young winston churchill in the early part of last century. the politics haven't changed. they haven't changed. it's the same old arguments. predictable opposition to social progress.
of the united states not hitting a home run, but probably a grand slam. as far as what her mission was to do -- >> the master, bill clinton, delivered a masterpiece of a speech. truly a wonder. a rousing call to re-elect president obama. >> an electrifying endorsement of president obama from the former president -- >> a performance was amazing in the room, amazing on tv. >> reviews of president obama's speech not quite so positive. plus, some journalists are openly complaining, okay, maybe whining a bit, about the joyless and overly choreographed nature of this campaign. do they have a point? i'm howard kurtz, and this is "reliable sources." >>> it's rare in these days of polarized politics that most pundits agree on anything. when the democratic convention kicked off this week, there was plenty of praise for the soft-spoken and highly personal speech by michelle obama. >> michelle obama owned this convention, the delegates. >> i think that we may have forgotten how good michelle obama is. >> michelle obama. i thought knocked it out of the park, as you americans would say. >> my first though
with plots to get into the united states and what's more, is that they're not just looking for small attacks, they are looking to cause catastrophic damage to the united states' economy and u.s. in general. that's something we have to keep in mind. is the threat there? yeah, it's there. a lot less than what it was but it's there and we have to remain vigilant. >> evan coleman, nbc terrorism analyst, thank you for your insight. >> that's going to wrap things up for me. stay with msnbc tomorrow for special coverage of the 9/11 terror attacks. "now with alex wagner" is coming up. >> governor mitt romney's map quest while president obama gets polling and fund-raising bumps team romney concedes a narrowing path to the white house. we will crunch numbers with peter hart, plus the romney ticket spends the weekend focusing on god while doing a loop de loop on budget policy. is this election still just about the economy? and we're going inside the victory lap. we'll ask slate's sasha issenberg about his book and the science of winning in a campaign. all of that when "now" starts in a mere 180 seconds
in the united states cannot but you're fighting that reality. >> wait a second. neil: and you are anxious about the reality. you're trying to make the company's the evil guys simply because they cannot afford to pay your workers with their rates are when they get the same labor. >> that is nonsense, neil. neil: about -- >> just ask my mother. you can't. she passed away. she would have said that. the germans make higher wages than us. they're kicking your butts in the market. the scandinavia's make higher wages than us. the canadians, the brazilians. all of these people are keeping up with higher wages. it is not because they cannot do it and we can do it. neil: a lot of jobs support. >> no. no. they create more jobs at home. they don't lay people off. neil: now your just making stuff up. looked at me. you are. >> of tell you what, we'll do this. if i'm not telling the truth about germany i will give you my salary for a year. if i am, you give me your salary for a year. neil: done. >> five to one odds. neil: i am curious. the mood at the convention. i really am. the people of jazz. they got all
in public life. you know, when he was elected he wanted fundmentally transform the united states. there is no more fundmental transformation than to get rid of the pledge allegance to one nation under god. he wants one nationurn the federal government especially the executive branch. >> he's lost serious cases in particular before the supreme court. tabor anniversarius the eeoc. >> that's an interesting case. it was a lutheran school that fired the teacher for reasons of their own. we don't need to second guess their reasons and she sued to getter had job back and she got the eeoc government lawyers to help her and her case got to the supreme court and that is not easy. one case out of a hundred that get to the supreme court and the supreme court was so shocked at hearing the government lawyers argue that the government can tell a lutheran school they had to hire somebody as a teacher, that they slapped them down 9-0. >> that is unheard of in the supreme court. they can't agree on the three colors of the flag much less on a complicated court case. so it must have been extraordina
for -- israel, i am one of us recognizes there may have to be some alterations. but for the united states and the democratic party, the incumbent president to unilaterally make a determination that that is no longer the case, that jerusalem is not the capitol is coming to me, such a bad sign to the rest of the world and the arabs that it gave me great discomfort and real pause. >> and it's scary. nuclear bombs so close. you suggest israel may have to stand alone. what is the likelihood that the u.s., let alone the rest of the world steps up? >> don't think it will stand alone, but this was a political mistake, a substantial mistake, and something that i think the democrats wish they had back. lori: i wish i had more time. thank you. up next, bill clinton's speech. we go to the in-box. here to talk about his blockbuster 2016 obama's america .
it on tape for the first time a political party in the united states, major political party comes out with guy marriage. this is an unequivocal call, a call for comprehensive immigration reform. again, driving up support among those groups. that's the news out of here today. the other thing i would just mention, i was going to hold up some buns for you guys, that i picked up down here. msnbc is putting pictures of all of the much buttons and people around here, the crowd here, can pick out their favorite one. i was going to bring krystal and toure and s.e. i stopped by the counter and they said, those are all sold out. we have a about a dozen of the kornacki ones left. >> right. >> that not true. >> i know that's not true. >> i shutter to think what they are doing with my buttons down there. let's bring in former -- >> he are pushing your buttons. >> let's bring in ed rendell, when al gore was running and he was named america's governor. governor, how is the dnc this year? we remember the pageant try of 2008. how does the dnc this year celebrate the president, celebrate the party, cel
grow increasingly dangerous and hostile to the united states. bill: words from secretary gates were even stronger. chuck nash, retired u.s. navy captain, fox news military analyst. captain, good morning to you and welcome back here. >> good morning. bill: what gates calls the cuts at the end of the december, mindless cuts set to take effect. what do you make of that? >> essentially what we have ngress before it adjourned set up a doomsday scenario only they told everybody. if we don't come to agreement on the cuts what will happen we'll blow the whole thing up, we'll blow up the world. it is akin to the cleavon little character in "blazing saddles", saying if you don't back off, he gets it. guess what? the guns to the head. they will let this thing counts down, go to zero and blow up. and so, it is one of those things you want it real bad and you will get it real bad. bill: what gates says after the election in november, i'm using his words now, whatever adults remain in the two political parties will make compromises necessary to put the country back in order. he is not messing aro
will be speaking at the united ought auto workers labor day celebration at a local high school. labor day always finds democrats addressing union workers. a little awkward, the right to work state. that's why he's in ohio. live in toledo, kristen, going to hear a lot about the auto bailout, gm, auto workers. obvious what they want the message of the day to be. is it not? >> reporter: absolutely. they are trying to energize the labor vote. we're going to hear all about the ut the auto bailout today, chuck. that's going to make it different from the first two stops on his road to charlotte, a stop in iowa and colorado. today is all about the auto bailout, something that this community cares a lot about. according to the center for automotive research, 12% of folks in ohio have some connection to the auto industry. president obama's going to highlight that. also, of course, this gives him a chance to create a stark contrast between himself and his republican challenger mitt romney who opposed the auto bailout. of course, president obama sees this as one of his signature achievements. get ready to h
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